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John Fain Anderson Statements Regarding the Hoss Apple and Hoss Family History

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Identifier: MS-0147

In these statements, John Fain Anderson discusses the Hoss Apple, the Magott (or Margrett) Apple, and the Robertson Apple, provides a sketch of the Hoss family, and enumerates his memories of Washington County, Tennessee. His sketch of the Hoss family includes information about his own family beginning with his grandfathers, John R. Fain (d. 1869) and John Anderson (1765-1850), and ending with his parents, Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). Also included is a letter from Hubert S. Lyle to Mary (Hoss) Headman recommending that she speak to John Fain Anderson regarding the history of the Hoss family. All of these items are typewritten transcriptions of the originals.

Dates

  • 1928 February 4-April

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

In these statements, John Fain Anderson discusses the Hoss Apple, the Magott (or Margrett) Apple, and the Robertson Apple, provides a sketch of the Hoss family, and enumerates his memories of Washington County, Tennessee. His sketch of the Hoss family includes information about his own family beginning with his grandfathers, John R. Fain (d. 1869) and John Anderson (1765-1850), and ending with his parents, Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). Also included is a letter from Hubert S. Lyle to Mary (Hoss) Headman recommending that she speak to John Fain Anderson regarding the history of the Hoss family. All of these items are typewritten transcriptions of the originals.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Fain Anderson was born to Samuel and Hannah Crawford (Fain) Anderson on November 17, 1844 in Blountville, Tennessee. Samuel Anderson was a farmer and slave owner and John Anderson worked on the farm and attended some primary school as a child. During the Civil War, Anderson served as a messenger boy for the Union Army in Knoxville and Loudon, Tennessee. After the war, he operated a mercantile business in Washington County, Tennessee until 1881 when he retired to concentrate on his historical work. Anderson wrote several articles on local history for the Knoxville Tribune before his death in 1929. In 1869, Anderson married Susan Florence Lady (1852-1932), and the couple had fifteen children: Samuel Eaton, Fannie Fain, Henry Wheeler, Mary Ellen, Horace Maynard, Hannah Amanda, William Montgomery, Margaret Elizabeth, Carrie Amelia, Hugh Mitchell, John Lady, Laura May, Lillian Jean, Sarah Ruth, and Florence Isabella.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Mary Hoss Headman donated these typescripts to Special Collections in 1951.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult: MS.1218, J. Fain Anderson Letter, 1904 May 28 MS.1518, John Fain Anderson Letters, 1913-1927 MS.2333, J. Fain Anderson Letter, 1905 May 6

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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